Save energy, save on bills

Energy prices are on the rise around Australia but there are steps you can take to cut energy use and save on bills.
 
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01.Expert advice to cut bills

Video: Hip pocket focus on energy

CHOICE outlines some of the savings that can be made by considering a more energy efficient fridge, washing machine, TV or CFL next time yours is due for replacement.

Energy prices are on the rise around Australia, including a 17.3 per cent hike for NSW residents from 1 July. Luckily, there are steps you can take to cut your energy use and save on energy bills.

In this video, we take you behind the scenes at the CHOICE labs for expert advice from our testers on appliance energy savings.

Looking at refrigerators, washing machines, lighting and TVs, our CHOICE experts give you practical advice on how to make energy-saving purchasing decisions with a focus on hip-pocket costs.

Many actions for saving energy are low-cost or no-cost, while others such as purchasing super-efficient appliances or installing solar hot water can provide savings over time that outweigh their up-front costs. For example, choosing a high-efficiency TV, washing machinedishwasher and fridge could save you more than $4000 in combined energy and water running costs over 10 years compared with low-efficiency models.

CHOICE has also joined the 10% Challenge, helping Australian households and businesses take simple actions to reduce their energy and fuel use by 10 per cent and save on bills.

For more information, check out energyCHOICE and stay tuned in the weeks ahead as we ramp up our campaign for consumer-friendly energy, fighting for genuine reforms to reduce energy demand, action on energy efficiency and for the roll-out of new energy technologies that put consumers first.
 
 

 

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